November 18, 2021 2021 Antipoverty Forum: Roadmap for a New Generation of Welfare Reform
Join us as we address questions to help more Americans overcome poverty and gain greater freedom to realize their hopes for the future.
Thursday, Nov 18, 2021
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
10:30 a.m. Session I: The Leadership We Need
- Eloise Anderson, Chair, Secretaries’ Innovation Group
- Jason Turner, Executive Director, Secretaries’ Innovation Group
- Matt Weidinger, Senior Fellow and Rowe Scholar in Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute
11:15 a.m. Session II: Welfare Reform Opportunities and Obstacles
- Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow, Domestic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
- Leslie Ford, Visiting Fellow, Domestic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
- Dan Ziegler, Executive Director, Republic Study Committee
- Eric Cochling, Chief Program Officer and General Counsel, Georgia Center for Opportunity
11:50 a.m. Session III: Better Choices in Healthcare and Education
- Grace-Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute
- Lindsey Burke, Ph.D., Director, Center for Education Policy and Mark A. Kolokotrones Fellow in Education, The Heritage Foundation
- Sandy Solis, Safe Harbor Free Clinic
12:15 p.m. Conclusion
A generation after welfare reform, program expansions in Washington threaten to undo its success. What will it take to overcome obstacles and renew reform for the next generation? Conservatives need an antipoverty roadmap that builds on what works and looks ahead to solve deeper challenges. We'll explore key aspects needed to advance this goal. What federal and state leadership do we need to build momentum for reform? What is the reform agenda to address not only material poverty but also lack of health care and educational opportunity? Join us as we address these questions to help more Americans overcome poverty and gain greater freedom to realize their hopes for the future.
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